All the attention given to the Chapel
Road land in concerning how it is going to be used raises the question:
what is really out there?
Many have hiked through the trails of the
Moss Rock Preserve, but few have ventured across Hurricane Branch and
the boulder fields that scatter the adjacent property.
Take a look at this Bluffparkal.org
exclusive. Through the camera lens of resident Kurt Kristensen, the
works of nature come alive in this special album shared with
Kristensen, whose home adjoins the
property, hikes with his family in the area often. “This area has
incredible natural-area value in that it has spectacular scenery.”
Kristensen also photographs waterfalls, caves, cliffs and large
boulders. The area is also home to many types of wildlife, “you can see
deer, turkey, coyotes and many species of both residential and migratory
songbirds”, Kristensen says.
The property is not
only beneficial to his home and family life, it also adds to his
profession. Kristensen is a high school teacher at the Altamont
where he teaches biology and environmental science. “I have brought
students to The Moss Rock Preserve for trail clean ups and also some
students have been entered in the Moss Rock Festival Art Show.”
Kristensen says that the site is such a gem that he plans to bring a
group of students in the spring to the property just as the buds start
to unfold. “I may even see about arranging for the schools photography
teacher to come with us. I see lots of potential in this property,”
These photos were
taken along the Hurricane Branch of Patton Creek. This property is
adjacent to Simmons
Alabama. The City of
Hoover recently purchased this piece of property and as you can see, it
is a great little piece of natural wonder!
here for Kurt Kristensen’s album of photos.